Autonomy and hierarchy in two slave communities: the cases of George (Alabama, United States, 1847) and Lino (Vassouras, Brazil, 1871)

Mundo Agrario. 2013;13(26)


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Journal Title: Mundo Agrario

ISSN: 1515-5994 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Nacional de La Plata

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform | Social Sciences: Sociology (General)

Country of publisher: Argentina

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French

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Fábio Pereira de Carvalho (Secretaria de Educação do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Universidade Federal Fluminense)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 18 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article seeks argue that the search for autonomy among slaves necessarily created hierarchies within the community where they were inserted. Through two cases compared, George in U.S. and Lino in Brazil, seeks to show that a notion of slave community was built by the social actors who were part of it